27 December 2016
Tami Katz-Freiman to curate Israeli Pavillion for 2017 Venice Biennale
AICA-USA member Tami Katz-Freiman has been appointed to curate the Israeli Pavilion in the 57th International Art Exhibition (2017), la Biennale di Venezia.
She is working with Gal Weinstein, who was commissioned by the Israel Ministry for Culture and Sport to present Sun Stand Still (2017), a multi-components site-specific installation. This project reflects Weinstein's fascination with the human desire to stop time, potential forms of construction and destruction, and with progress and devastation. Sun Stand Still continues his critical exploration of iconic, mythological, and romantic imagery and symbols from the collective memory of the early Zionist enterprise, which in this case also includes a biblical narrative. The project will examine the blurring of boundaries between organic growth, uncontrollable processes (mold, fire, and smoke), and controlled, civilized practices (agriculture and technology). Each of the five site-specific installations in the pavilion will build upon bodies of work created by the artist over the last decade, so that the entire ensemble will seem to be integrated into a single installation.
Tami Katz-Freiman is an art historian, curator and critic, based in Miami, Florida, where she works as an independent curator of contemporary art.